When Nate and Amy Bainbridge established Bainbridge Building and Roofing with one employee in 2012, it was a big leap for the pair who had no previous business experience.

Four years later with a team of 13, business is flourishing – thanks in part to the team at WK who have provided invaluable advice in many areas of their business, Nate says.

“WK has been amazing.  They’ve given us heaps of guidance – from getting us up and running on Xero, to day-to-day running of the business and suggestions about improving our business structure and operations.”

“When we first started out we were both new to business, we couldn’t have taken it to the next level without them.”

Hamish catches up with Nate and Amy every few months for a yarn about how the business is tracking and to identify potential opportunities and challenges and plan accordingly.

“Compliance and end-of-year tax returns are important, but at WK we try to be proactive and look ahead to see where our clients want to be in three or five years time and build a strategy to help them achieve their objectives.”

“Not everyone is driven by profit or growth, some are more lifestyle-focussed, so it’s a case of getting to know our clients’ aspirations and figuring out how we can help them.”